Group Swim Lessons

A girl swimming under water.

The City of Oviedo is an official provider of American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim lessons. Group lessons are offered March to October, for participants from 6 months to adults.

For our Spring (March to May) and Fall (August to October) sessions, there will be 6 classes, with 5 classes guaranteed. Summer (June and July) sessions will be 8 classes, with 6 classes guaranteed in a 2 week span. The format is as follows:

  • Spring and Fall: Twice a week for three weeks.
  • Summer: Monday through Thursday for two weeks, broken into mornings and evenings. Two sessions per month.
  •  All group lessons are held at Riverside Pool.

Cost

  • Spring and Fall:
    • Resident Members $60
    • Resident Non-Members $75
    • Non-Resident Members $75
    • Non-Resident Non-Members $95
  • Summer:
    • Resident Members $75
    • Resident Non-Members $90
    • Non-Resident Members $90
    • Non-Resident Non-Members $115

Registration

Please register in person at Riverside Park or the Gymnasium/Aquatic Facility. 

Your swimmer must get tested by one of our instructors prior to registration. The swim test is only required if you are registering for a level higher than Water Tots 1 or Level 1. You do not need a swim test for Bubble Babies, Water Tots 1, Level 1, or Adult.

Class Descriptions

The following are descriptions for each class:

Bubble Babies

Our bubble babies class is a parent and child class designed for those starting at 6 months up to 3 years of age. The class is not a ’survival swim’ class. Instead, the class is set to create a positive environment for your little future swimmer. Classes are fun while introducing swim skills through games and songs.

Water Tots

The Water Tots classes are for those participants between the ages of 3-5 years of age. Water Tot is broken down into three classes: Water Tot 1, Water Tot 2, Water Tot 3. If your participant is taking swim lessons for the first time or does not know how to swim independently yet (without floaties), they should sign up for the Water Tot 1. To be eligible for Water Tot 2 and 3, participants must have a Water Tot 1 certificate, or a swim test clearing them for that class.

Levels

The Levels classes are for those participants between the ages of 6-13 years of age. Levels are broken down into five classes: Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4 and Pre-Cudas (Level 5). If your participant is taking swim lessons for the first time or does not know how to swim independently yet (without floaties), they should sign up for the Level 1. To be eligible for the higher classes, participants must have a Level 1 certificate, or a swim test clearing them for that class.

beginner adult

The Beginner Adult swim lesson was developed for older teens and adults. Our program gives swimmers 16 & older, with little-to-no swim experience, the opportunity to improve their skills in a safe environment, and under the guidance of a trained instructor. We will work on learning basic swimming strokes and skills needed to stay safe in the water.

advanced ADULT

The Advanced Adult swim lessons are set up for older teens and adults, 16 & older, who are looking to gain proficiency in basic aquatic skills and swimming strokes. Participants will also work on building endurance & starting technique work.

Swim Test Instructions

To get a swim test, simply go to the Big Kahuna pool at the Aquatic Facility (when it is open) and let the lifeguard know you need a swim test for swim lessons. This process takes about 5 minutes and does not cost anything. You do not need an appointment. View the current pool hours.

Swim Lesson Schedule


July 2022 Session A

Registration begins June 30th for Oviedo City Residents @ 6:00 p.m.

Open Registration July 2nd @ 11:00 a.m. 

Location: Riverside Park or the Gymnasium/Aquatic Facility 

Session A—July 11th - 21st 

 MORNINGS

(Monday-Thursday)

Bubble Babies               10:00

Water Tot 1              8:40; 10:00; 10:40

Water Tot 2                   8:00; 10:40

Water Tot 3                   8:40; 9:20

Level 1                          9:20; 10:40

Level 2                          8:40; 9:20

Level 3                          8:00; 10:00

Level 4                          8:00; 10:00

Pre-Cudas                      8:00

 

 AFTERNOONS

(Monday-Thursday)

 

Bubble Babies                 5:40

Water Tot 1                   5:00; 5:40; 7:00

Water Tot 2                   5:00; 6:20

Water Tot 3                      6:20

Level 1                          5:00; 6:20

Level 2                          5:00; 6:20

Level 3                          5:40; 7:00

Level 4                            7:00

Pre-Cudas                       5:40

Adults                              7:00

 

July 2022 Session B 

Registration begins July 21st for Oviedo City Residents @ 6:00 p.m.

Open Registration July 23rd @ 11:00 a.m. 

Location: Riverside Park or the Gymnasium/Aquatic Facility 

Session B—July 25th - August 4th

 MORNINGS

(Monday-Thursday)

Bubble Babies                 10:00

Water Tot 1              8:40; 10:00; 10:40

Water Tot 2                    8:00; 10:40

Water Tot 3                    8:40; 9:20

Level 1                            9:20; 10:40

Level 2                            8:40; 9:20

Level 3                            8:00; 10:00

Level 4                            8:00; 10:00

Pre-Cudas                        8:00

 

 AFTERNOONS

(Monday-Thursday)

Bubble Babies                  5:40

Water Tot 1                  5:00; 5:40; 7:00

Water Tot 2                     5:00; 6:20

Water Tot 3                       6:20

Level 1                            5:00; 6:20

Level 2                            5:00; 6:20

Level 3                            5:00; 7:00

Level 4                             7:00

Pre-Cudas                        5:40

Adults                               7:00